In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform


The In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP), is an informal platform founded in 1993. Currently it comprises 46 companies from different sectors


IVTIP members are supportive of the 3Rs. They pursue opportunities in Reduction (of animal numbers) and Refinement (of existing animal experiments)


IVTIP follows up on the industrial applicability and acceptance of established 3R approaches. IVTIP provides an informal forum for networking with


IVTIP meeting Copenhagen,May 28-29, 2015,‘AOPs in Developmental and Lung Toxicity-An in vitro route to mechanistic understanding and AOP-based


The next open IVTIP meeting will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 28 and 29, 2015

Topic: AOPs in Developmental and Lung Toxicity - An in vitro route to mechanistic understanding and AOP-based testing

12 speakers, main focus on AOPs, especially AOPs for reproductive/developmental toxicity and lung toxicity

Key note speakers: Karen Kilian-EC, Mathieu Vinken-Free University Brussels, Armin Braun-Fraunhofer

This open meeting is meant for both IVTIP members and non-IVTIP members, and intends to bring together representatives from academia, industry, animal welfare and regulatory authorities.
The open part of the meeting starts on May 28 at lunchtime, and finishes at the end of the day on May 29.

Registrations for the meeting can still be sent in until Monday, May 18. After this date, registration for the meeting will remain possible, only without hotel room guarantee.

Poster sessions are included in the meeting. Four posters will be selected for oral presentation. All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters. 
Deadline for submission of poster abstracts is Monday, May 18.

There is a special registration discount rate for IVTIP member companies. A special IVTIP business meeting for IVTIP members only will take place in the morning of May 28.

IVTIP meetings are known to focus on discussion, which will be the case for this meeting also. In addition to this, the outcome of each meeting is written up and submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, and summarizes the discussions stimulated by the presentations, along with the conclusions of the meeting. 

We look forward to welcoming you at our meeting!

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